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One from last night at Boiler Beach with Mr Parsonage

Thanks to Pete for the HC on my last effort! Smile

Rgds
Paul

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 5D MkII
Lens:EF17-40mm f/4L USM
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:17 Feb 2012 - 6:21 PM
Focal Length:17mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/4.0
Aperture:f/16.0
Shutter Speed:2.5sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:100
Exposure Mode:Manual
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
Title:Saline Sweep
Username:pmorgan pmorgan
Uploaded:18 Feb 2012 - 3:35 PM
Tags:Boiler beach, Coast, Cornwall, Landscape / travel, Rocks, Sea, Seascape, Sunset, Whitsand bay
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JanieB43
JanieB43 e2 Member 647 forum postsJanieB43 vcard England6 Constructive Critique Points
18 Feb 2012 - 3:44 PM

A stunning coastal shot Paul. Beautiful colours and textures and the reflection in the small rockpool is a cracker.


Jane

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Jamie_MacArthur
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18 Feb 2012 - 3:45 PM

Superb shot!

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Bee76
Bee76 e2 Member 4Bee76 vcard England
18 Feb 2012 - 3:48 PM

Ooh I love this Paul, it's got so much!

Reflections, swirling wave patterns, gorgeous colours in the clouds and some rays breaking through in the distance to top it off. A cracker!!

Regards,
Barney

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Glostopcat
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18 Feb 2012 - 3:57 PM

A beautiful beachscape, the colours and water movement are wonderful

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JouŠo
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18 Feb 2012 - 4:01 PM

What!?? NO snow there last night!!??? Smile

Jouko

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dmhuynh72
dmhuynh72 e2 Member 628 forum postsdmhuynh72 vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
18 Feb 2012 - 4:02 PM

Magical capture Paul, got to love that water swirl.
regards
Yung

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derekhansen
derekhansen e2 Member 6200 forum postsderekhansen vcard United Kingdom24 Constructive Critique Points
18 Feb 2012 - 4:15 PM

You must have got quite excited when you saw the way the water was circling the rocks Paul. Creates a truly fabulous image.
Derek

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Coleslaw
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18 Feb 2012 - 4:23 PM

very nice mate.

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Jat_Riski
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18 Feb 2012 - 4:39 PM

Master class.

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Richsr
Richsr e2 Member 790 forum postsRichsr vcard England211 Constructive Critique Points
18 Feb 2012 - 4:44 PM

A cracker Paul.

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Baz72
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18 Feb 2012 - 4:49 PM

Love it !!
Brian.

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Daisymaye
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18 Feb 2012 - 4:49 PM

A superb and very beautiful image Paul.........Sandy

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Tynnwrlluniau
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18 Feb 2012 - 5:01 PM

This one really reaches out and grabs you, Paul. Wonderful image.
Alun

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Niknut
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18 Feb 2012 - 5:18 PM

Mmmmm...beautiful !!!......lovely quality !!!

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RobboB
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18 Feb 2012 - 5:29 PM

Wow Paul, superb

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WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 e2 Member 41123 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England137 Constructive Critique Points
18 Feb 2012 - 5:36 PM

Lovely shapes and a great blue/orange contrast. Pretty nifty.

Dave

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stephenring
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18 Feb 2012 - 7:03 PM

Superb result Paul. Fine image

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zapar40
zapar40  466 forum posts Wales5 Constructive Critique Points
18 Feb 2012 - 7:33 PM

pure magic, beautiful image.
ant.

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pmorgan
pmorgan e2 Member 8217 forum postspmorgan vcard England13 Constructive Critique Points
18 Feb 2012 - 7:36 PM

Thanks guys!

Cheers for the generous UA Ant - very much appreciated! Smile

Rgds
Paul

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Phil_D
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18 Feb 2012 - 9:01 PM

Really beautiful image, very well done.

Phil.

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Emu72
Emu72 e2 Member 5Emu72 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
19 Feb 2012 - 9:02 AM

Now that is where it's at!! Great work Paul Tongue

Regards
Tim

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d3looo
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19 Feb 2012 - 9:15 AM

Fantastic image Paul!!!

Pavol

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pmorgan
pmorgan e2 Member 8217 forum postspmorgan vcard England13 Constructive Critique Points
19 Feb 2012 - 9:22 AM

Thanks everyone!

Many thanks for the Ua Tim - well chuffed! Smile

Rgds
Paul

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19 Feb 2012 - 9:52 AM

Sorry Les, missed the GEA - thanks very much! Smile

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pmorgan
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19 Feb 2012 - 12:37 PM

Cheers Pete! Smile

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Coleslaw
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20 Feb 2012 - 10:44 AM

Congrats on the POTW, Paul!

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pmorgan
pmorgan e2 Member 8217 forum postspmorgan vcard England13 Constructive Critique Points
20 Feb 2012 - 11:28 AM

Now that's made my week!

Well chuffed Pete thank you!!!! Smile

Rgds
Paul

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lionking013
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20 Feb 2012 - 1:08 PM

excellent, marvelous a shot that i will always remember...

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dmhuynh72
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20 Feb 2012 - 1:15 PM

congrats on your POTW Paul, very well deserved.
regards
Yung

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almiles
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20 Feb 2012 - 2:31 PM

Well done, it's spectacular and merits all the accolades!Smile

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User_Removed
20 Feb 2012 - 2:36 PM

Excellent coastal shot it has all the qualities, David Norton would be proud.

Something I would like to try however Hunstanton doesn't quite have the same qualities Smile

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MartPics
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20 Feb 2012 - 2:36 PM

A 'wow' image, great work.

Martin.

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rob_marshall
20 Feb 2012 - 2:48 PM

Very striking. Great composition - couldn't be better.

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edrhodes
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20 Feb 2012 - 2:56 PM

Nice one mate, very well deserved.

Ed..

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stevesloan
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20 Feb 2012 - 5:25 PM

Brilliant photograph ( as are your others)

Steve

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LesF
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20 Feb 2012 - 5:37 PM

Oh Mr Morgan POTW, smashing


LesF

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ollimar71
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20 Feb 2012 - 7:25 PM

I'm truly envious. This is superb.

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Emu72
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20 Feb 2012 - 7:35 PM

Well done on the POTW, come on Pete give him an HC too then its a clean sweep Tongue

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Tim

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Umberto_Vanni
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20 Feb 2012 - 8:16 PM

Great shot. Love the little bit of suns rays shining through in the distance.

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Kris_Dutson
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20 Feb 2012 - 9:40 PM

Oi, you're supposed to be in your sick bed. Wink

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colin63
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21 Feb 2012 - 9:23 AM

Simply stunning image and congratulations on all the awards well deserved

colin

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Palmerjoss
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21 Feb 2012 - 12:56 PM

A wonderful shot Paul

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chris-p
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21 Feb 2012 - 7:31 PM

Many congrats on smashing image Paul..

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Landlord
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21 Feb 2012 - 11:31 PM

What no HC!

Truly stunning image mate, really chuffed for you. Well done that man.

It deserves all the plaudits.

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Barjo
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22 Feb 2012 - 2:57 AM

Absolute magic! Unforgettable image.....

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CanonBenny
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22 Feb 2012 - 8:19 AM

Another fantastic image Paul.

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Codiac
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22 Feb 2012 - 1:00 PM

Congrats on the awards Paul Smile

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justin c
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22 Feb 2012 - 1:15 PM

Very, very nice indeed. A real stunning quality to this one.

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22 Feb 2012 - 2:13 PM

Great shot Paul. Well worth the awards....Derek

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wenzu78
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22 Feb 2012 - 4:51 PM

Awesome. How I'd like to be able to transform beauty and action from such a static image.

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den2il
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22 Feb 2012 - 8:50 PM

That foreground is a photograph on its own. Another cracker Paul. Congrats.

--Den--

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22 Feb 2012 - 8:59 PM

Cracking photo, lovely mood & perfect timing Smile

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Cryokid
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22 Feb 2012 - 10:50 PM

Beautiful! Well done!

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pmorgan
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22 Feb 2012 - 11:01 PM

Very humbled by the response to this one guys - huge thanks for the comments and awards! Smile

Rgds
Paul

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23 Feb 2012 - 12:32 AM

just beautiful!!
well deservedSmile

John

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23 Feb 2012 - 12:49 AM

Nice 3d Shot.. Perfect... Congratz!

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23 Feb 2012 - 9:41 AM

Woohoo!! Photo of the week... photo of the month too methinks!? Possibly my favourite image of yours and a well deserve award. Good one Grin

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23 Feb 2012 - 4:21 PM

Stunning - very well deserved awards Smile
Helen

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andyhicks
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23 Feb 2012 - 10:11 PM

Great Image Paul. The detail and colours are really good, have had a look at your other images and it is clear that you really have a passion for what you do, your images are inspiring and some of the best i have seen.

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23 Feb 2012 - 10:12 PM

Well deserved awards for such and exquisite picture, Paul. All those ragged rocks, too; just needs a ragged rascal to run round them... Cole!! Job for you.

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23 Feb 2012 - 10:21 PM

Just superb. The little splash at the bottom of the photo really finishes this off! Paul

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25 Feb 2012 - 7:47 AM

You just missed my UA last week Paul and so had to wait a whole week for it.
Deserved all the awards.
Yung

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26 Feb 2012 - 6:29 PM

Perfection personified.

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28 Feb 2012 - 12:30 PM

I think this is a case of the Emperor's new clothes.

I've looked at this several times now and I still have problems with it. Yes, it's fundamentally a terrific image but, my-oh-my, you have been so wickedly heavy-handed with the saturation, contrast and vignetting. My guess is that you are using Lightroom and you've over-cooked it somewhat. This now looks more like a scene from Alpha Centauri than Cornwall. If that was your intention then I am sorry, but you have missed the very essence of what you have so successfully captured here.

Technically there are some quite serious faults. The yellow in the clouds is completely burnt out in places, always a problem colour with digital and, it seems, especially for Canon hardware. Similarly the sweeping water in the near foreground is burnt pure white whereas the laws of reflection optics state that it should have some of the colour of the sky. But the main fault that really makes this look "odd" though, is the fact that the reflections in the water are the same brightness or brighter than the sky itself which is impossible (unless the laws of physics were suspended for the day) and flags-up overly zealous post-processing.

Perhaps I am getting old - I hate loud music unless it is my own choice, yet everyone else seems to think that cranking up the volume compensates for poor quality. I think the same is now creeping into photography courtesy of Adobe at al. The trend is very much veering towards "more is good". Well it ain't! Behind this garish presentation is a truly lovely, subtle, well -composed image quietly weeping to itself and desperate to be released.

Turn down the volume - let's hear the music.

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digital_boi
28 Feb 2012 - 1:17 PM

looks like you have brought pleasure to the many including me nice one

Graham

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28 Feb 2012 - 1:22 PM

Congrats on all the awards Paul
Regards Richard

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1 Mar 2012 - 8:07 PM

Thanks for the additional UA's on this - well chuffed!


Quote: I think this is a case of the Emperor's new clothes.

I've looked at this several times now and I still have problems with it. Yes, it's fundamentally a terrific image but, my-oh-my, you have been so wickedly heavy-handed with the saturation, contrast and vignetting. My guess is that you are using Lightroom and you've over-cooked it somewhat. This now looks more like a scene from Alpha Centauri than Cornwall. If that was your intention then I am sorry, but you have missed the very essence of what you have so successfully captured here.

Technically there are some quite serious faults. The yellow in the clouds is completely burnt out in places, always a problem colour with digital and, it seems, especially for Canon hardware. Similarly the sweeping water in the near foreground is burnt pure white whereas the laws of reflection optics state that it should have some of the colour of the sky. But the main fault that really makes this look "odd" though, is the fact that the reflections in the water are the same brightness or brighter than the sky itself which is impossible (unless the laws of physics were suspended for the day) and flags-up overly zealous post-processing.

Perhaps I am getting old - I hate loud music unless it is my own choice, yet everyone else seems to think that cranking up the volume compensates for poor quality. I think the same is now creeping into photography courtesy of Adobe at al. The trend is very much veering towards "more is good". Well it ain't! Behind this garish presentation is a truly lovely, subtle, well -composed image quietly weeping to itself and desperate to be released.

Turn down the volume - let's hear the music.

Thanks for the in depth critique Martin - glad it provoked a response even if it's negative.

I don't use Lightroom, it's all Photoshop, the rest of what you say is all pretty true, although I haven't touched the saturation at all - the saturated colour in this comes from the many levels adjustments over several layers this could have been avoided processing in LAB mode, but I like it a bit more punchy(by the way, all except the blues are all within GAMUT). There are no over exposed areas in the RAW file, the camera handled it fine, I pushed it in the "Orton" a bit to add a more dreamy look, and possibly hit a few 255s, but that's got nothing to do with the camera.

I have never professed to taking a true record of a scene, I prefer to try and get mood and drama into an image, and they sell, so I'm not the only one.

Guess it will all remain very subjective, but again thank you for explaining what you dislike about it, and giving honest feedback.

Rgds
Paul

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15 Mar 2012 - 11:00 PM

This is an excellent shot! Grin

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29 Apr 2012 - 10:45 PM

Quality Paul as always!

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5 Aug 2012 - 10:56 PM

Great photo!!

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11 Jan 2013 - 9:00 PM

So colourful. I like it. Grin

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